Jason D. Vodicka is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at Susquehanna University where he conducts the University Chorale and teaches courses in ear training and music education. Prior to his appointment at Susquehanna, Dr. Vodicka was a Presidential Graduate Fellow at the University of Georgia where he studied conducting with Daniel Bara and conducted both the UGA Opera Ensemble and Women’s Glee Club. He has presented on the concepts of empowerment and engagement in the choral rehearsal at Westminster Choir College, Florida International University, the University of Georgia, and at Choir in Focus: The International Conference on the Concepts and Practices of Choral Music in Lund, Sweden.
For nine years Dr. Vodicka was one of three choral directors at Pennsbury High School in lower Bucks County, PA where he conducted three choirs and oversaw the school's musical theater program. During his tenure the Pennsbury Choirs were invited to sing at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Halls in New York, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany, and at ACDA Eastern Division and PMEA In-Service Conferences.
Dr. Vodicka holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Westminster Choir College where he studied music education with Frank Abrahams, conducting with James Jordan, and voice with Scott McCoy. He was a member of the Westminster Choir under Joseph Flummerfelt and served as principal accompanist for the Westminster Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum. Dr. Vodicka has been a member of the Westminster Summer Session faculty for the past nine years, this year teaching for the Choral Pedagogy Institute and Conducting Intensive. He is also the director of the Middle School Music Theater Workshop.